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CIFF46: PSQ March 30 – April 9, 2022 | Streams April 10 – April 17, 2022

Song from the Forest

Year: 2013
Country: GERMANY, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
Run Time: 96 minutes

Song from the Forest
Song from the Forest
Song from the Forest
Song from the Forest

In 1985, 30-year-old renowned American author Louis Sarno packed up the last of his belongings, scraped up $500, and bought a one-way ticket to the Central African Republic. A brilliant musicologist, Sarno was lured by the music of the Bayaka people, pygmies living deep in the African rainforest cut off from all modern civilization. Now, more than 25 years later, Sarno still lives there with a few additions: his Bayaka wife and their 13-year-old son Samedi. When Samedi was younger he fell ill, and Sarno promised him that he would one day take him to see the world. That day has come. Sarno and Samedi set out for America, the first time the illiterate teenager has ever set foot out of the rainforest, and the first time Sarno has returned in years. An eye-opening documentary about family, heritage, and discovery, SONG FROM THE FOREST achieves the impossible by putting us in the shoes of a foreigner in a seemingly nonsensical world: the United States. (In English and Yaka with subtitles) —C.P.

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM -
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 6:20 PM -
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:55 PM

Sidebar
Pan-African Images

Genre
Recommended for High School +

Competition
Music Movies Competition

Director
Michael Obert

Michael Obert, born in 1966 in Breisach am Rhein, Germany, is an internationally renowned author and journalist, primarily reporting from Africa and the Middle East.

Filmography
SONG FROM THE FOREST (2013)

Producer
Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski

Screenwriting
Michael Obert

Cinematography
Siri Klug

Editing
Wiebke Grundler

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